CONNECTICUT New Haven Yale College & State and 50 similar items
More details about this item!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Yale College State House, New Haven, Connecticut Another Quality Print from Martin2001 Type of print: Steel engraving - Original antique print Year of printing: 1834 Artist - Engraver - Publisher: Davis - n/a - John Howard Hinton, Editor. Condition: Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair. Overall size of print in inches: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2, 1 inch = 2,54 cm Type of paper: Thick - Heavier, wove - Medium heavy - Thin Reverse side: Blank - With text or pictures Notes: --- Description: From the original description: "NEW HAVEN is one of the two capitals of the State of Connecticut; the Legislature of that Commonwealth sitting alternately here and at Hartford. New Haven lies at the head of a bay which runs into the land about four miles from Long Island Sound. The City covers part of a large plain enclosed on three sides by hills of considerable elevation; and its eastern and western extremities are bounded by small rivers. Its distance from New York is about seventy-six miles; from Boston one hundred and thirty-four, the number of inhabitants is now probably more than ten thousand; and the character of the population, in regard to the qualities most to be desired in the citizens of a republic, will not suffer by comparison with any other community of equal extent. The scenery around the city is rich and diversified ; and all visitors are charmed by the unpretending elegance of the interior. The streets, which are laid out regularly, are remarkably clean, though somewhat sandy; and the fine rows of trees, by which they are both sheltered and decorated, have served, we believe, in a very great degree, to promote the introduction of the same useful ornaments into many of the larger American cities. The Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus, the Medical Museum, etc. are all highly respectable. The magnificent Cabinet of Mineralogy and Geology, with its admirable arrangement under the care of Professor Silliman, is celebrated throughout the United States. IN the year 1700, ten of the principal ministers of the colony of Connecticut, met at New Haven, and associated themselves as trustees to erect and govern a college. They brought together a number of books, each of them saying, as he laid his own upon a table: "I give these b.ooks for founding a college in Connecticut." The Colonial Assembly granted a charter, and toward the close of 1701, the trustees met at Saybrook, near the mouth of the Connecticut river, and chose the Rev. Abraham Pierson, rector or president of the institution, which had received the name of the "Collegiate School of the Colony of Connecticut." From March to September, 1702, only a single student-Jacob Hemingway-was under the charge of the rector. In the latter month the number was increased to eight, and a tutor was chosen to assist in the instruction of them. In 1716, the institution was removed to New Haven, and had begun to receive donations from Elisha Yale, a native of that town, who had resided in England ever since he was ten years of age, Mr. Yale had become a distinguished man in that country. At the age of thirty years he went to the East Indies, and became governor of Fort St. George, Madras. Returning to England in 1692, he was soon afterward chosen Governor of the East India Company, and little later, Fellow of the Royal Society. Governor Yale sent gifts to the " Collegiate School," amounting, in the aggregate, to 500 pound-sterling, and in recognition of his generosity, the trustees, in 1718, named the collegiate house at New Haven, Yale College. When, in 1745, a new charter was granted, the name at first given to the building was applied to the whole institution." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.
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